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The vessel was carrying iron ore and being towed by a steamer named the Maunaloa when the cargo ship sank during a storm.
Two days after he graduates high school, Ethan Rentschler will be working in the engine room of a Great Lakes freighter.
The U.S. Navy is scheduled to commission the ship on Saturday.
The first U.S.-built lake freighter in almost 40 years nears completion at a shipyard in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
At 650 feet deep, the wreck isn't accessible to divers.
With its newly announced ability to accept maritime cargo containers, sources wonder if the Great Lakes might offer future relief in the face of supply chain pressures.

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Delays and significant shipping cost increases are making it difficult to plan, and it's not just affecting exports of crops Midwest farmers grow. The cost of importing specialty grains like quinoa is also up sharply, an impact sure to be felt in the grocery aisles.
Increased shipping prices and delays in cargo arrivals because of the COVID-19 pandemic have affected supply chains, businesses and consumers across the world. Local game businesses have struggled to keep their inventories stocked this year without breaking the bank.
Mason Peters and his wife Vanessa own Mike’s Parcel in Pembina, a storage warehouse housing “Non-essenial” items that Canadian citizens purchased from America. Canadian citizens can cross the border and pick up the items they had delivered to the warehouse and cross back over instead of paying exorbitant international shipping fees.

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